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Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma


Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
Bleeding Heart Tetra
血心灯
Bleeding Heart Tetra, Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma is a peaceful mid-dwelling community fish in the aquarium. Grows to the size of 7cm and lives about 5 years. It requires warm water  26 degrees C. This fish, like most tetras, needs soft, acid water, pH 6.5-6.8, with plenty of plants. This fish is somewhat susceptible to velvet disease and Ich. This fish is sensitive to water conditions. Does not usually live more than five years. Requires frequent partial water changes.Bleeding Hearts are generally a peaceful fish but fin nipping may become a problem, Males can be territorial. Keep them in a small school (6 or more) and try not to keep them with fish with larger fins such as angelfish and bettas. They do well in a variety of community tanks, and like most tetras they do best in groups and with bushy plants. Make a great tank mate for corydoras and other bottom dwelling species. They are peaceful when they are surrounded by their own kind with a few exceptions, just like tiger barbs. They are also mischievous, nipping at others' tails and entering their territory looking for food.
体侧扁而较高。雄鱼之背鳍及臀鳍呈镰刀状,尤以背鳍为甚;雌鱼则短而圆。鱼体上部为褐色,逐渐变亮至腹部呈橘黄色,一条蓝紫红色纵带从头部一直延伸到尾鳍。鳃盖后有一明显的粉红色斑驳。眼睛上缘呈红色。胸鳍无色透明;背鳍和臀鳍发达,背鳍为红黑色,臀鳍呈蓝白色。 体大,喜群居,成鱼常常显得紧张不安,放入新置的水族箱内或无装备的参展水箱内时,会发狂似地横冲直撞,不过不必担心,人一离开他们自然就平静下来了
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